How Allyship Advances Diversity & Inclusion in the IP Legal Profession: Part 2 - The Necessity of White Male Allyship in the Legal Profession (RECORDING)
Allyship is the practice of promoting and advancing social justice, diversity, and inclusion through supporting members of an oppressed or marginalized group. In this webinar, the second in a series of three, speakers will focus on why it is imperative that the majority of the lawyer population – cisgender white males – need to be allies to their diverse colleagues and employees. Speakers will share their perspectives on why allyship is important to them, what they have learned allyship requires of white men, and what actions they recommend other white men should take to better promote allyship. They will also share lessons learned about how to become a better ally and what can be done to improve allyship throughout your organization (and the legal field).
Scott Barker (Moderator)
Director of Global Patent Development
Micron Technology, Inc.
Scott Barker is director of Global Patent Development for Micron Technology, Inc., where he leads a team of attorneys, agents and engineers responsible for developing Micron’s intellectual property and fostering a culture of innovation. Scott is a member of the Board of Directors of Intellectual Property Owners Association and Intellectual Property Owners Association Education Foundation. Prior to joining Micron in 2007, Scott was senior patent counsel for Lexmark International, Inc. and was in private practice with the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University, and his JD from the University of Dayton School of Law.
Assistant General Counsel, IP Law and Chief IP Counsel
The Dow Chemical Co.
Darryl Frickey is Assistant General Counsel, IP Law and Chief Counsel for The Dow Chemical Company where he leads the IP operations of Dow which include patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, IP strategies, IP enforcement / litigation, confidentiality, licensing, technology agreements, due diligence, and technology management and protection. Darryl attended Clarkson University where he obtained a Bachelors of Science degree. Afterwards, he obtained his law degree from the Capital University School of Law. Previously, Darryl was with Rohm & Haas, serving as Chief IP Counsel and Assistant General Counsel. Darryl is active in several IPO committees, including the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Harrity & Harrity, LLP
John Harrity has been involved in the patent field for 20 years. His current practice consists primarily of client counseling, and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. John has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in a wide variety of electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical technologies. He excels at coming up to speed quickly on inventions and converting even the most difficult inventions into an understandable patent application. John’s practice further includes filing PCT applications and prosecuting patent applications before the Patent Offices in Europe, Japan, Korea, China, Canada, and many other countries. In addition to drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the United States and foreign countries, he also analyzes inventions for infringement and validity.
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
David J. Kappos is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost leaders in the field of intellectual property, including intellectual property management and strategy, the development of global intellectual property norms, laws and practices as well as commercialization and enforcement of innovation‑based assets. Mr. Kappos supports the Firm’s clients with a wide range of their most complex intellectual property issues, including those pertaining to blockchain and financial technology (FinTech) as well as data security and privacy.